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  • News: A Third of Us Would Rather Text Than Talk, Survey Says

    What's your preferred means of cellphone communication: text or talk? A new survey from Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project says a slight majority of Americans--53 percent, to be exact--prefer a voice call to a text message. But 31 percent of cellphone users would rather get a text.

  • Opinion: Beyond Google Wallet: A Look at the Competition

    Google Wallet is finally here, allowing Sprint Nexus S users to pay with their smartphones at select retailers in New York and San Francisco.

  • News: Amazon's App Store for Android live in the UK?

    Amazon's app store for Android appears to have gone live in the UK. A number of UK-based customer have reported being able to access the store, as have users in Australia, India and The Netherlands.

  • How-Tos: How to use Facebook Messenger

    Facebook has finally given Brits the ability to access its Messenger app

  • Opinion: Why developers should reject Apple's App Store

    PC Advisor explains why some developers are rejecting Apple’s App Store in favour of web-based apps.

  • Feature: Five of the best free fitness-related Android apps

    As well as letting you keep in contact on the go, and even listen to music or watch videos, your smartphone can even help you in your quest to become fit and healthy.

  • News: No iPhone 5 this year, Chinese supplier says

    There will not be an iPhone 5 launched in 2011, according to a Chinese supplier, though there will be an iPhone 4S.

  • News: iPhone 5 mockup shows wider Home button, larger screen

    A new image supposedly showing the iPhone 5 offers more evidence of a wider Home button, larger screen and a newly-positioned flash for the camera.

  • News: Google Wallet goes live

    At long last, Google has launched its Google Wallet mobile payment application on Sprint Nexus S 4G smartphones.

  • News: Google Wallet gets official launch

    Google officially launched its Google Wallet application late Monday for NFC-ready Sprint Nexus S 4G phone users.

  • News: Google Wallet: A Hands-On in the Real World

    The much-anticipated Google Wallet app debuts today--for now, available only on the Sprint Nexus S 4G phone. The app is the latest to use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to facilitate payments--customers pay for items in brick-and-mortar shops by tapping their phone to a vendor's PayPass reader, a small box for transmitting data that can be found in major retailers like Macy's, Whole Foods, and McDonald's. To get its app off the ground, Google partnered with MasterCard, which has been using NFC chips on some of its credit cards since 2003, and originally developed the PayPass reader.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Firmware updates, Thunderbolt gadgets, more

    It's been another busy week here at Macworld, and not just because of a steadily escalating prank war between editors Philip Michaels and Dan Miller. We've covered interesting iOS and Mac apps; Lion tricks and issues; accessories; Windows 8; and plenty more. In case you missed any of the good stuff this past week, here's a roundup of our biggest and best stories (in easily-digestible list format!) to bring you up to Thunderbolt speed.

  • News: Google Wallet Mobile Payments Coming: What It Means for You

    In late May, Google, MasterCard, Citi and a handful of U.S. retailers announced the upcoming "Google Wallet" mobile payments service, which will allow consumer to use select Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled, Android smartphones to pay for goods and services. And it looks like Google Wallet may officially launch today--though only one smartphone, the Google Nexus S, will reportedly support the service at first.

  • Opinion: Get an Early Taste of Firefox for Android Tablets

    A few weeks ago Mozilla mobile user interface designer Ian Barlow posted some tantalizing mockups of the upcoming Firefox version tailored to Android tablets, but the software wasn't actually available to download at the time.

  • News: Verizon Wireless Data 'Optimization' Has Begun

    Unlimited data is no longer truly unlimited with Verizon Wireless, which has started slowing down data speeds for its biggest 3G data users at congested cell sites.

  • News: Former cybersecurity czar Clarke says smartphones, digital certificates create huge security problems

    Former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke, author of the book "Cyber War," served 19 years in the Pentagon, intelligence community and State Department. At the firm he founded, Good Harbor Consulting, he advises clients on security risk management; is an on-air consultant for ABC News; and also teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

  • News: Verizon to sell sub-$100 Pantech Breakout

    Verizon Wireless will sell an LTE smartphone, the Pantech Breakout, starting Thursday for the breakout price of less than $100 after a rebate.

  • News: Appcelerator opens mobile marketplace for developers

    Appcelerator, whose Titanium platform is used to develop cross-platform apps for smartphones and tablets, has opened Open Mobile Marketplace, a store where developers can download modules to expand the functionality of Titanium and more easily add features to their apps, the company said on Monday.

  • News: AT&T's Houston LTE network offers good speeds, study finds

    AT&T's new Houston LTE network offers users' high data speeds, but poorer-than-expected network latency, according to Signals Research.

  • News: Save Money and Get a Second Line by Making Calls Over Wi-Fi

    If you frequently use a mobile phone for business calls and text messages, you know that the fees from your carrier can add up quickly. But with suitable apps and programs, you can add an office line that lets you use Wi-Fi to make voice calls and send texts from your mobile device or desktop at no extra charge, using the Internet service you already pay for. Having a second phone line for business also can help you separate your work from your personal life.



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